Guess Founders to Open Private Museum in Los Angeles

Maurice and Paul Marciano, two of the four brothers who founded Guess in 1981, will open their own private museum in Los Angeles, reports Ian Lovett of the New York Times. The Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation recently paid $8 million to buy and renovate a former Masonic temple designed by Southern Californian architect and muralist Millard Sheets on Wilshire Boulevard. The building includes 90,000 square feet and is over four floors. Avid collectors of contemporary art since 1990, the brothers will house the foundation’s collection there and host exhibitions by local artists. Space may also be allotted for an artist-in-residence program. The museum is set to open within eighteen months.